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MIA Starts Bid For A380 Gate Construction  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34613 posts, RR: 70
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4208 times:

Miami will take bids next month from contractors for the A380 gate project, converting gate J17 in the north concourse to an A380 gate, a project now underway thanks to a commitment from an unnamed airline to fly the A380 to MIA (I have no doubt that this airline is Lufthansa). MIA has put off starting the project until a firm, in-writing commitment to schedule A380 services to Miami was completed by Air France or Lufthansa.


No idea what the timeline is for this project. How long does an A380 gate retrofit take?

[Edited 2009-08-18 14:13:09]

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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3897 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

It sounds like it's only some relatively minor work on the passenger loading bridges. The ramp area itself is ready and has the lines painted (J17A, closes J17 and limits J15 to a 767-300 or smaller).

It'll be neat to see what the airport does to convert a gate in Concourse H for Air France if/when they commit an A380 to MIA.

User currently offlineLVTMB From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3970 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
converting gate J17 in the north concourse

I am confused .... Wouldn't that be the south concourse?


User currently offlinePacificClipper From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3816 times:

Wasn't J recently opened? Seems like it would have been easier to plan for it up front (if they could have secured the commitment) rather than retrofitting a gate in a brand new terminal.

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